NOW OPEN - Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations

Aug 30, 2021
Monday, August 30 Update
Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations
Now Accepting Applications
Deadline: October 20, 2021
The Department of Canadian Heritage is pleased to inform you that The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) is now accepting applications for assistance with ongoing operating costs through the Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations.  This assistance will help heritage organizations that have felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as they reopen and safely welcome back visitors. For full details on program eligibility and information on how to apply, please visit Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations. Please review the Program Guidelines prior to submitting your application.

Not-for-profit organizations with a heritage collection, such as museums, archives, and historic sites, may be eligible to receive funding. Indigenous organizations with a heritage collection are also encouraged to apply. Organizations can receive between $1,000 and $100,000 in reopening support.

Applying for Funding:

Applications for the 2021 Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations will be accepted through the new Canadian Heritage Funding Portal (CHFP). To proceed with your application, you must have completed the Applicant Profile section, which includes uploading the required documents.

Clients who submit an application will receive an automatic acknowledgement message confirming receipt of their submission. Remember to check your junk mail folder and contact them if necessary.

Their team is available to assist you with the new process from Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). While the deadline to apply for funding is October 20, 2021, applicants are encouraged to apply early as funds are limited.

Please click HERE for more information. 
Please click HERE for tips and tricks for your MAP application. 
Please click HERE for a helpful infographic. 
For assistance, please contact:

Telephone: 1-866-811-0055
TTY (Teletype for the hearing impaired): 1-888-997-3123
Reminder: Webinar
Join us and Overlap Associates tomorrow!
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am Eastern
Theme: Introduction to Human-Centred Design and Creative Problem Solving
Join Rachel Hofstetter, Overlap Associates Canada's Vice President & General Manager, in a webinar that will introduce the principles of Creative Problem Solving and the mindset needed to approach this work with confidence! Beginning with an introduction to Human-Centred Design, you will learn about applied examples from a variety of sectors and leave with practical tips for getting started right away in your own organization.  
Rachel Hofstetter

Vice President and General Manager 
Overlap Associates

Rachel Hofstetter is a strong leader with exceptional management, business and people skills. She’s a natural coach who inspires people to work collaboratively toward new outcomes, while developing organizational cultures that support continuous learning and innovation. With 20+ years experience as a senior manager, facilitator, trainer, course developer and account director—Rachel has always valued the importance of empathy and understanding needs as the basis for good decision-making. Rachel honed her training and course development expertise at Bell Canada, and has held a variety of senior management positions leading large teams in the private sector.

Register here!
Certificate in Museum Studies Revision
Survey: We want to hear from you!
Deadline: September 3rd, 2021

The OMA is undertaking a revision of its Certificate in Museum Studies (CMS), with consulting team Nordicity in association with Pure & Applied. As part of this process, we want to hear from you!
Please click here to access the survey.

This survey will help us to shape the CMS curriculum to respond to the current needs of the sector and incorporate contemporary practices in museology.
Rest assured that all survey responses collected as part of this study will be held confidentially by Nordicity on secure, Canadian-based servers. Individual responses will never be shared with the Ontario Museum Association or anyone else.
If you have any questions regarding the content of the survey or require any accommodation to complete the survey please contact Megan Lynch, Senior Consultant, Nordicity at The survey questionnaire should take between 10-15 minutes to complete. Be sure to finish your response before Friday, September 3rd.
Thank you in advance for your contribution to this revision process!
Complete the Survey
For any questions or comments, please contact Marie Lalonde, Executive Director, ( or by phone at: 416-348-8672 or toll free, 1 866 662 8672. 

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